Many datasets include the notion of *when* something is going to happen. The most obvious example (in the context of the London Datastore) is bus/train/tube timetables though there is a lot more time-related information such as public meetings, mayoral event agendas, school PTA meetings, refuse collection timetables, theatre showtimes etc... My request is that you publish all such time-specific information in a format that is specifically provided for it - namely iCalendar (http://bit.ly/eK2cBJ). iCalendar is a format that provides information in a calendar and that has a number of advantages: a) There are already many clients that are capable of reading iCalendar feeds including MS Outlook, Google Calendar, Hotmail Calendar, Apple iCal, iPhones, Android Phones, Windows Phones etc.. b) iCalendar feeds offer the power of subscription. Meaning, the aforementioned clients can subscribe to a feed rather than import it - this means that they will automatically be informed of any changes. The biggest advantage about iCalendar is simply that it brings publicly accessible data into the tools that people already use on a daily basis i.e. their email/calendar tools. People have no need to visit a separate website to obtain this information - they can see this public data plotted alongside their own calendars that they are already using. In summary, in addition to your existing data feeds, please also publish the same data in iCalendar format.
London: - houshold income distribution on boroughs level - 1991 census - ethnic composition on boroughs level - 1991 census
SEPTEMBER 2010 Transport
Traffic light data - timings, locations etc. This would be very useful for journey route planners. I've previously asked for some initial background information via FOI prior to requesting the actual data, but was refused. See http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/traffic_signals_databases for more.